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I Long For the Sugar of Thy Lips, an Offering to Tim Mitchell

Updated on February 11, 2019
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Tainted arrows on the Heart


Forgive me, my Beloved,

For I have scolded You in my lonesome hours;

Drawn dark sketches on the tablets of thine Heart.

Know that these tainted arrows –

However painful - were unintentional.

That like the new-born, in the arms

Of the mother filled with longing,

I came to adorn you with sweet kisses;

To weave, with roses,

An embroidery of supernal beauty.

I am in search of Your Majesty;

‘Though the quest is long

And Your pinions may wound me,

Know now that I seek only You, not Paradise,

For Thy Love, is my only Delight.

So although my afflictions be many;

‘Though I bleed on the echo of Thy Spirit,

I long for the sugar of Your lips;

To melt into the flames of Thy stillness,

And become Your perfect doll.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, ©Copyrighted 22nd June, 2017.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~

"For Thy Love is my Delight." -Manatita

Sri Chinmoy
Sri Chinmoy | Source

Ai ai ai Chandra Taraka. A poem of longing by Sri Chinmoy

"Come, come, come, O moon, O stars,
O sun of the blue-vast sky.
Come to hear the flute of Immortality in my heart,
to watch the smile of Infinity in my life.
Here there is no human poverty, no darkness-life.
Here, in this heart-nest of mine,
there is only an endless fountain-light.
Come, come, come. Today the bird of my heart
desires everyone.
Come, come, come, O moon, O stars,
O sun of the blue-vast sky." -Sri Chinmoy

I long to become your perfect doll



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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from london

    For someone new, you appreciate the beauty of my poem. Thank you so much!!

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    3 years ago from Greece, Almyros

    Masterpiece! I can see my self in this. Thank you brother, once again.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from london


    Your words are as eloquent as mines. Hari Om!!


    You see the beauty in my poetry also. God bless your noble Heart.

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    3 years ago from Louisiana, USA

    Always a pleasure to read your poetry. Such depth and emotion expressed in a unique collection of words. Great job as always.

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    Harish Mamgain 

    3 years ago from New Delhi , India

    Tbis is a great tribute to a wonderful fellow poet Tim Mitchell. Brother, The One Absolute must be like our own mother, who forgives and forgets our insouciance in no minute and loves us no matter how and where we are. Keep spreading love and light , brother.

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    3 years ago from london

    He is indeed, Rasma.

    He is indeed.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    3 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

    A most wonderful and inspirational tribute to the very talented and deserving Tim.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from london


    I thank you so much! I did not see a new one from you, so I assumed that you are too tired, yet you find time for such a wonderful endorsement. Love you, Bro.

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    Bill Holland 

    3 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Words are to be played with, and enjoyed, and reflected upon, and internalized, and you have done it all with this lovely offering. Peace be with you and Tim.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from london

    The soul is sad when you do not do the right thing unless it is an experience necessary for its growth. What you speak of comes from the emotions. You are the Soul. Still, I will write something.

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    Tamara Moore 

    3 years ago

    Manatita, I was wondering about the theme pertaining to 'the soul's grief that it feels when seeing our loved ones in pain'...

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    3 years ago from london

    Noble ideal and so happy that you once again Love and speak so highly of my poem.

    You are such a loving soul, Lori.

    I really like you. But for me this is a lower form of Joy. If my Lord wants me to manifest, then I'll do so gladly, like the great Boddhisatva Jesus Christ, until the last dog has been sent to Heaven. This is what those of the Highest order say. Guruji teaches that there are three essential stages.

    1. Realisation: You are climbing a mango tree, let us say, and perhaps you struggle for eons. Finally you get to the top and eat to your Hearts content.

    2. Revelation: You look down and see that your weaker brothers and sisters are still trying to climb. You come down and talk about the mango and its sweetness; show it to them; show them how to climb.

    3. Manifestation: You say: "Here, have a slice." You begin to share the mango with them.

    Guruji teaches that until manifestation, (One returning as a Buddha or Christ, if you like) the game is not complete for the individual Soul. Guruji also teaches that some work really hard, so God allows them to rest in Heaven for a bit. Just my own musings, my Sweet. Have a great weekend.

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    Lori Colbo 

    3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

    Your poem reminds me of the poets of the past when they write on love and pain. I voted other on the survey. My spiritual longing is for heaven where my Savior lives, where I will live for eternity with Him, where there will be no more crying or pain.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from london

    Me too, Tamara, me too.

    Have a great weekend.


    I take it you mean our earthly father. You speak highly of yours and I dare say that you don't seem to have done badly at all. Yes, indeed, he'd be proud of you. I feel that the heavenly Father will be pleased with you too, as some wise words do come from your Soul.

    My earthly father did not help much and he most certainly did not like me belonging to a 'cult'. (I am a Disciple of Sri Chinmoy.) I think he began to admire me late in life, but in Heaven, all know Truth and so yes, he'll be very proud of me up there.

    My spiritual father, Sri Chinmoy, is proud of me, but not as much as I'd like, perhaps. Just saying.Who knows? He is now looking at the radiance of my Heart and Soul and perhaps he'd be pleased. As to the mind, body and emotions, I have had one or two experiences 'trials' even after joining the Path.

    Life's perfection-road is very long. Rasma wrote a piece about not having regrets which I jell with so much!! It is the ultimate way to go but yes, after 35 years of sadhana, (worship) perhaps I could have been further ahead. Am I afraid of the afterlife? No. Am I ready to dance in Heaven? No. You pose some interesting statements, my Sweet.

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    Linda Lum 

    3 years ago from Washington State, USA

    Manatita, thank you for a beautiful start to another day. Do we disappoint our Father? I hope He sees the radiance of the Savior's face when He looks at us.

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    Tamara Moore 

    3 years ago

    Thank you, Manatita. As I go about my day, I will think on a theme and return to comment on this choice. I look forward to it in gratitude!

    Much Love,


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from london

    To God, my Sweet. We have a sacred intimacy. So glad you liked it. Bear in mind that I like to express the varying moods of the soul. This one is longing. Give me a theme and I'll do another for you. Peace.

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    Tamara Moore 

    3 years ago

    This is beautiful, Manatita. Are your poems to God, or to people? The doll is so cute, and I love dolls, and use to play with them all the time as a child, and wanted to start a Doll Collection. I wish I had this doll you are showing here. It is cute.

    Your poems are always passionate, deeply powerful, and filled with such yearning. Thank you for sharing your gift of making words into something wondrous, exciting, and fervently stirring.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from london

    Thank you, Bro,

    At least you have seen it in its original. Yes, I like to play with words and to feel them myself, like the eloquence of Love's quintessential beauty, in the sweet magna of my Soul. Gratitude

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    Tim Mitchell 

    3 years ago from Escondido, CA

    Thank you for dedicating this poem to me. I am humbled. I will reflect when I journal today as I come back to reread. I like the poem opening doors. The eloquence with words always offer much to me.


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